Department "Sustainable Economic and Social Development"

The department "Sustainable Economic and Social Development" works on the relation between economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and productivity development on the one hand and (income) distribution and poverty in developing countries on the other. Based on the findings of its research, the team develops concepts for economic and social policies that serve to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of developing countries, and are at the same time socially inclusive and sustainable. The team also advises German and international development institutions.